Hollywood has opened its arms to any number of personalities, some of whom have become superstars, but some also prefer to maintain a modest lifestyle, and dislike all that glamour and fame. This is the case of Erinn Bartlett, who, despite having a decent career of her own, is better known as wife of Kate Hudson’s brother, Oliver Hudson. Which are the movies she appeared, in and which Hollywood stars has she acted alongside?
Early life and Education
Erinn Anne Bartlett was born on 26 February 1973, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts USA, to parents Anne and Brooks Bartlett.
Little is known about her earliest years, but at a certain point in life she moved to Ithaca, New York to enroll at Ithaca College. During her studies she also played lacrosse, a team sport that is played with a lacrosse stick and a ball and is considered to be the oldest organized sport in the US. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field of communication, then moved to Los Angeles, California.
When she was still in college, Bartlett started competing in various pageants and beauty contests, for the first time in 1989, in the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, and was the runner-up.
She continued competing, and in 1991 she finally won the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA crown and went on to represent her state in that year’s Miss Teen USA contest, which was held in Biloxi, Mississippi on 19th August. In the nationally broadcast event, she made it to the top 12, and was placed 10th in the evening gown, sixth in the interview and 12th in swimsuit. When overall scores was counted, she was in 10th place.
Bartlett’s modeling career helped her land her first guest acting role in the TV series “Pacific Blue”, playing Suzanne in a 1999 episode entitled “The Naked Truth”.
During the same year she made a brief appearance in the science fiction adventure film “Deep Blue Sea”. Roles kept coming, and during the next year she portrayed the character of Sheila in Mary Lambert’s “The In Crowd”, and appeared in “Little Nicky” in which she played Fenner.
In 2001, Bartlett appeared in the movie “Shallow Hal” in the role of Bella, which starred Jack Black. She could also be seen briefly in an episode of the famous crime series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. 2002 was a continuation of her TV series appearances, as she had guest roles in “Felicity” and “A Nero Wolfe Mystery”. She also appeared in the short film “A Day with the Meatball”, playing the girlfriend of the main character.
She landed a role in the comedy film “Pumpkin”, which starred Christina Ricci, and in “Buying the Cow” alongside Alyssa Milano, then co-starred as Hope in another comedy film, “Girl Fever”.
Bartlett once again joined forces with Milano when she played the guest role of Jessica in an episode of the worldwide known series “Charmed”, that shows daily life of a family of witches fighting against evil forces. Bartlett can be seen in the 13th episode of the fifth season entitled “House Called” that first aired in 2003. During that same year, Bartlett appeared on an episode of another well-known series, “Monk”, as well as in an episode of the crime TV series “10-8: Officers on Duty”.
Some of Bartlett’s other guest roles in TV series include her portrayals of Julie in “CSI: Miami”, Jasmine in the comedy series “Out of Practice”, Ted’s date Mary in “How I Met Your Mother”, Madeline Torrance in “NCIS”, and Nikki in “Unhitched”. She portrayed a model in Garry Marshall’s 2004 film “Raising Helen”, and Donna in “Rumor Has It…” alongside big Hollywood names such as Jennifer Aniston and Mark Ruffalo.
Bartlett’s last TV appearance was in 2013, when she had another guest role in the romantic TV series “Rules of Engagement”, in the episode from the show’s last season called “Fountain of Youth” – this was the only role for which she was credited with her married name.
Personal Life and Marriage
On 21st February 2004, Bartlett announced her engagement to fellow actor Oliver Hudson, son of famous actors Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, and brother of Bartlett’s “Raising Helen” colleague, Kate Hudson. Hudson proposed to Bartlett by sending her a love letter and a platinum ring; the couple was engaged for two years before tying the knot on 9th June 2006. Sources state that they were married by at Buddhist monk, and Bartlett’s new sister-in-law’s son, Ryder Robinson, served as a ring bearer. The music was played by a four-piece quartet and the bride walked the isle with her father, wearing a silk gown designed by French brand Les Habitudes, and gladiator sandals.
Couple married at an altar of bamboo poles which were wrapped in white sheets. The guests were asked to wear white, and the newlyweds shared their first dance to George Harrison’s “If Not for You”.
The couple announced Bartlett’s pregnancy in the first half of 2007, and they welcomed their first son, Wilder Brooks Hudson, on 23rd August of the same year. On 19th March 2010 their second son, Bodhi Hawn Hudson, was born, and three years later, in July 2013, the duo welcomed their first daughter, named Rio Laura Hudson.
After the birth of their third child, Bartlett decided to retire from acting, settle down, and pursue her career in communications.
Erinn Bartlett worked both as a model and an actress, and these careers have brought her a nice amount of money. Although she hasn’t disclosed her salary, her net worth is estimated at around $700,000. On the other side, her husband’s net worth is estimated at $10 million!
Bartlett is a woman who is considered gorgeous and sexy by many. She is 5ft 7ins (1.70 m) tall, with blond hair and strikingly blue eyes. Her weight isn’t disclosed, but she is slim and takes good care of her body. Many have stated that she looks younger than she really is, since as a model she had to learn how to maintain her healthy physique and good skin.